Week 14 – Maintaining Momentum

The easy part is setting a goal.  Once it’s set, viagra sale we’re excited to get started and we go at it like there’s nothing else in the world.  Then reality hits, life gets in the way and the momentum stops.  Giving up is an option, but one that rarely feels good.  More often than not, the reasons we give up on a goal have more to do with time, the size of the goal and motivation for the goal.

  1. Time: Often we create great goals but forget to build in time each day to actually get them done.  We lead busy lives and it’s easy to lose track of our goals in the “busy-ness” of everyday priorities.
  2. Size: At the beginning of the year when we set New Year’s resolutions, we’re pretty motivated to do what needs to be done to achieve the resolution.  But we all know what happens a few weeks later.  Goals are the same way.  When they are too big or ambitious, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to let them fizzle out.  To ensure success, break the goals down into steps that can be managed within the list of all other priorities that needs to get done.
  3. Motivation:  There are times when the motivation for the goal is not clear.  When that happens, the likelihood of giving up on the goal is much higher.  Motivation is the spicy part of a SWAG goal.  It is the intent and fundamental reason why you want to pursue a goal.  A goal is much more likely to get accomplished when intent and motivation are clear and the goals fits within the overall goals and dreams you have for your life.  If you find your motivation waning, take a look at the reason you set the goal and see if anything has changed.  If it has, it’s time to make adjustments to the goal.

Because goals need to be tended to, it’s important to make time each week to review your progress, identify any challenges and find way to either adjust the goal or make changes to help you stay on track.  Make sure you take in account all the other things that are happening in your life so that you can create steps that will fit rather than work against your other priorities.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.